Make GIFs on Twitter from the iOS App’s Camera
Struggling to find the perfect GIF to tweet? Then simply create your own. You can now make GIFs on Twitter if you’re an Apple user!
Twitter has been making a few new changes lately – like letting all users have NFT profile pictures. Whilst GIFs themselves are far from anything new, they’re still incredibly popular. Connecting with others online often happens outside of using words alone. Meme culture remains strong, and so swapping out thought-out language for witty looping short clips seems like the natural choice.
This is why Twitter revealed yesterday that users can now make GIFs to post to their timeline from within the app. The iOS app, that is.
It’s really easy to make GIFs on Twitter. All you have to do is hit the Plus icon, then the Photos icon. From here, tap the camera icon and ensure you are on GIF mode. Press and hold down the capture button, et voilà!
Sadly, there isn’t an equally easy way to save GIFs you make on Twitter, and share them elsewhere. Right-clicking the GIF only gives you the option to “copy GIF address”.
At the moment, Twitter GIFs are only available to iOS users. Whether this feature will be rolled out more widely to Android users in the future is unknown. When asked about the matter, Twitter spokesperson Stephanie Cortez said they will be “gathering feedback to inform future updates.” Other than that, no timeline as to when, or even if, it might happen was given.